James NiccolaiIDG News Service

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service.

Dell Names New Enterprise Chief as Profit Drops 18 Percent

Dell has tapped a former Hewlett-Packard executive to run its server, networking and storage division, an important area for Dell as it tries to expand its data...

In America's Cup, Oracle Team USA Looks for High Tech Advantage

The America's Cup teams employ sensors, on-board computers and wireless networks to help maximize performance.

Brocade CEO Michael Klayko Resigns

The CEO of Brocade Communications has announced plans to retire from the company, even as the storage networking vendor reported increased profits for the...

Apple Misses Revenue Target, Says Mountain Lion Coming Wednesday

Apple on Tuesday reported revenue for the quarter just ended that was lower than analysts had expected, despite a big jump in iPad sales.

Dell's Cloud Plans Slip Behind Schedule

Dell announced an aggressive schedule last year to roll out cloud-based application services, but it now looks like the schedule was a little too aggressive.

Dell Pins Software Hopes on the Midmarket

Dell has laid out a plan to dramatically grow its software business by targeting mid-sized companies that it says are under-served by rivals such as IBM...

Yahoo Reports Lackluster Sales as Mayer Takes Reins

Marissa Mayer has her work cut out for her at Yahoo.

New Microsoft Office: Cloud? Check. Social? Check

The next version of Microsoft Office, unveiled on Monday, is a dramatic departure from the software that millions of users have come to know, built for the cloud...

Oracle-SAP Retrial Set to Begin in August

The retrial of Oracle's corporate-theft lawsuit against SAP will begin Aug. 27, according to a court filing on Friday.

Microsoft Will Take $6 Billion Write-down for Online Services Division

Microsoft will take a US$6.2 billion goodwill charge this quarter to recognize that its online services business won't grow as quickly as it had forecast, the...

Apple Hardware Engineering Chief Mansfield Retires

The Apple executive in charge of hardware engineering for the iPhone, iPad and other Apple products is retiring from the company, Apple said Thursday.

Google Says New 'Jelly Bean' Version of Android Coming in July

Google has taken the wraps off the next version of its Android operating system, known as Jelly Bean, which adds improvements to search, voice typing and...

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Iran Targeted by 'Massive Cyberattack,' Official Claims

Iran's intelligence minister has accused the U.S., the U.K. and Israel of planning a "massive cyberattack" against his country after talks broke down this week.

Oracle Agrees to 'Zero' Damages in Google Lawsuit, Eyes Appeal

The companies apparently want to conclude the case and move on to Oracle's appeal without any issues outstanding.

Oracle Profit Jumps 8 Percent, Though Hardware Sales Decline

Profits at Oracle climbed 8 percent in the quarter just ended, though hardware sales declined and overall revenue was up only slightly.